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by thesynapseuk
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No display on a VGA monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: No display on a VGA monitor

No, the LiteView has only one VGA port and no others. Strictly VGA.
by thesynapseuk
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No display on a VGA monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: No display on a VGA monitor

True. Have yet to try it on my second VGA/DVI monitor.

Would be interesting to see if it works with that one. Will let you know!
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No display on a VGA monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: No display on a VGA monitor

It's not the adapter. I tested the adapter with the HDMI port coming out of my windows laptop and it worked fine. I tested it to make sure that I didn't get a faulty cable. So the problem does lie with the RPi and its config. I suppose others in the UK have HDMI inputs on their monitors, but being a...
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Not so. It's the RPi that's the problem. I tested the cable from the HDMI output on my Windows laptop to that VGA monitor to ensure it wasn't the cable that was faulty. It isn't - I got a picture with no problems at all. It's all to do with the RPi and config. My only hope is that the HDMI to DVI co...
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No display on a VGA monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: No display on a VGA monitor

Many thanks for the suggestion, but it didn't work. I posted about this problem in another thread and several suggestions all didn't work. It troubles me that it would be so difficult to get the RPi working with a simple VGA monitor. There's bound to be a lot of these around that kids/others could s...
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Unfortunately none of these solutions has helped me. I can't understand why, having read around and bought a decent cable, I can't get results. I may have found a solution - a friend of mine has given me a 19" DVI-I monitor (result!) that he happened to have that he wasn't using. But I'm concerned f...
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Many thanks for the clarification.

I'm accessing the card from a Windows PC so this is important!
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Cheers will try these settings.

Where exactly should I put the config.txt file? At the moment it's sitting on the root/top level directory and just contains the text that some of you quote above (haven't tested the last few entries yet - busy this week!).

Is that the right way to do it?
by thesynapseuk
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

Monitor is a LiteView LM15W.
Supports up to 1280x720 (which is what it runs on when it's a second monitor for my Windows laptop).

Will try those things you've suggested and tell you how I do...
by thesynapseuk
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: No display on a VGA monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

No display on a VGA monitor

I've posted in this thread already, but thought I may get more luck here actually: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=5049 I've got a recommended HDMI to VGA adapter so I can use my RPi on a 15"VGA monitor I have in my home office (as recommended in above thread). There is no DVI...
by thesynapseuk
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping
Replies: 59
Views: 29553

Re: HDMI-VGA Adapter with chip GBP 12, free shipping

I've bought the amazon cable (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007KEIRNG) but I'm having no luck so far. My RPi boots up with plain HDMI to HDMI - but that leaves me only being able to use it on my massive TV in the living room, when I want to be able to use my RPi with my little 15" VGA screen i...
by thesynapseuk
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: How easy is it to compile a program from source code?
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

How easy is it to compile a program from source code?

Hi, I'm looking to make my RPi into a mobile multi-machine emulator. e.g. SNES, NES, Megadrive etc. Of course I can get source code for an emulator, and I'm sure I could find a tutorial to run 'make' or whatever else I need to compile, but how easy is this going to be? Is it just a simple case of co...
by thesynapseuk
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No kbd or mouse in GUI
Replies: 8
Views: 2325

Re: No kbd or mouse in GUI

Having the same issues. Using an Apple USB charger (no problems with quality there!) and just trying to run a wired keyboard and mouse straight from the usb sockets. Have tried powered USB hub as well but no joy :( . Command line is great. Keyboard works and mouse has the light on underneath it. But...
by thesynapseuk
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: What is the Sex of the RaspberryPi ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6780

Re: What is the Sex of the RaspberryPi ?

What's the grammar for a transexual?
by thesynapseuk
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 8101

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<r>Someone on another post has pointed out the resources on the Khan Academy website. I agree with Alpaca that to have the kids online in lessons would lead to a great deal of distractions. I'm a teacher, and I know that I'd be spending a lot of my time having to deal with kids surfing inappropriate...
by thesynapseuk
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 34874

Re: Best first language choice

<t>The key thing is that the R-Pi offers a safe environment for people to experiment on. It's not a terminal that's shared with the rest of the family - so they're scared of doing anything to make it act different (whether this fear is real or imagined is irrelevant). It's not a computer at school t...
by thesynapseuk
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 34874

Re: Best first language choice

Chromatix said:


Ctrl-Break.  Shift-Break was for booting something else from the floppy drive.


Ah! Thank you! I only used them at school occasionally, and that was never for learning to program them. Too many games to play by the time I used them at school!
by thesynapseuk
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?
Replies: 25
Views: 8101

Re: Teaching Programming - How will it all work?

<t>@alpaca,<br/> <br/> I also agree. My feeling at the moment is that there aren't enough teachers here on the R-Pi forums to contribute to the educational discussion.<br/> <br/> Delivering programming teaching etc. to children in our schools is really nothing like teaching adults in a business, yet...
by thesynapseuk
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi For Education User Guide
Replies: 3
Views: 2050

Re: Raspberry Pi For Education User Guide

Is there an official guide being released? I have to say I'm not entirely clear on whether there's going to be any official resources made for the R-Pi. I thought there was going to be a kind of dependence on community generated resources.
by thesynapseuk
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 34874

Re: Best first language choice

<t>JonB said: <br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I personally don'"t see much difference between RPi and A.N.Other modern computer (apart from price). People learning to program don'"t need these capabilities, they need a focussed environment that gives them the basics, just like we had in the 80"<br/> <br/> <...
by thesynapseuk
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Best first language choice
Replies: 140
Views: 34874

Re: Best first language choice

<t>There's a lot of discussion here about learning a language for the future, what works best in (x) environment, which one's going to 'get you in good habits' etc.<br/> <br/> But the real issue that many of you are missing is motivation. The above post gets it much closer in looking at the resource...
by thesynapseuk
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 32446

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

Wow, I don't know what kind of school you teach in, but there is no way you'd be able to rely on the students to set up a network in my school!
by thesynapseuk
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)
Replies: 31
Views: 6212

Re: Getting Teachers Onboard (UK)

<t>I think if some really good CPD was put together then it would make all the difference. As stated above, teachers simply do not have time to learn anything new because of all the rubbish that we have to deal with, and that's mainly from the system in my view rather than poor behaviour of the kids...
by thesynapseuk
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Projector-based Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4985

Re: Projector-based Computer

Something that may help you out with this is a look at the Wiimote project. This is an open-source project that harnesses the tech inside a Wiiremote to create an interactive whiteboard for very little money.
by thesynapseuk
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Where do you start?
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Where do you start?

<t>You might be able to learn alot from some of the distros that go along the kind of 'build your own' lines. I.e. they give you linux components and you build your own linux distro out of them. Given your background in Unix, you'd have a good base for that kind of thing I would have thought. Not to...

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